Boulder, Colorado's premier custom tattoo shop and art gallery.
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Rising Tide's professional custom tattooers are the best in the biz. We pride ourselves on experience, artistry, professionalism, kindness and integrity. Meet our team below and view galleries of their work.





Been tattooing since 1998.

Started out in Boulder.

On Instagram, he is not!

Inspired by Asian-influenced and Japanese-style tattoos, as well as traditional Americana style.

Wonders why he didn’t become an astronaut or a rodeo cowboy.

Good to know that he likes to spend his free time with his family and his daughter, and plays soccer to stay sane.






Been tattooing since 2012.

Started out in So. Cali.

On Instagram @tarynmce_tattoo.

Inspired by traditional Americana-style tattoos with a feminine edge.

Wonders if other people sing the Moana soundtrack in the shower.

Good to know that Taryn is currently taking walk-ins a couple of days per week to get to know Boulderites better. Taryn is a mom of three girls, married, and came to Colorado to plant some roots, and join a crew of serious tattooers.






Been tattooing since 2001.

Started out in Rapid City SD @ Golden Dagger Tattoo Parlour.

On Instagram @xGRIEBx.

Inspired by Traditional American style and Sacred Geometry.

Wonders if bmxing and skateboarding will ever be Olympic sports.

Good to know that in Spring and Summer 2018 he is traveling back and forth between Boulder and Rapid City getting his family ready to move, and preparing for new baby due very soon. He looks forward to building his Boulder clientele and here permanently. 






Been tattooing since 1996.

Started out in Jersey.

On Instagram @phillbartell.

Inspired by the Japanese tattoo lineage, Tibetan Thangka painting, and Art Nouveau.

Wonders why landlines and answering machines went the way of the dinosaurs.

Good to know Phill currently travels the globe tattooing at conventions and working as a guest artist, and is in the process of opening a new shop in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico called Rosa Negra Ink. He returns to Rising Tide several times per year, and often books out months in advance. Contact the shop to get on his U.S. schedule, or come to Mexico to get tattooed sooner!